Month: July 2011

New Kids’ Notepads!

July 29, 2011 | Comments Off on New Kids’ Notepads!
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Kids love receiving a little unexpected gift! Surprise a child you love with one of our new kid’s notepads. Perfect for drawing and story-writing at home and on the go, it’s both fun and functional. Front cover and inside pages feature children’s art by Joni. Feeling young at heart? Get a notepad for yourself as…

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It’s So Good Hearing from You!

July 29, 2011 | Comments Off on It’s So Good Hearing from You!
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I have been so blessed reading your posts on my blog this past week – as I tackle my schedule (as you know, I’m at another Family Retreat this week), I’m keenly aware that I just couldn’t do it were it not for your amazing prayer support. I’m astounded at my energy, as well as my…

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“Be Free!” at Family Retreat

July 26, 2011 | Comments Off on “Be Free!” at Family Retreat
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Family Retreats are running full-steam during July and August with fun and Christ-centered fellowship abounding – watch this amazing video of Joni and Ken’s recent experience at Murietta Hot Springs Family Retreat. The retreat was really flying-high with this year’s theme, “Be Free!” It’s not too late to serve at one of our upcoming Family Retreats,…

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Say Hello to the Future!

July 25, 2011 | Comments Off on Say Hello to the Future!
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What a great group of summer interns we’ve enjoyed this month – these are the faces of the future when it comes to leaders in disability ministry. The first week of internship involved classroom study in our “Beyond Suffering” intensive; the second week, they happily rolled up their sleeves to serve at one of our Joni…

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Health Update!

July 24, 2011 | Comments Off on Health Update!
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A few of you may have missed the earlier announcement about the results of my PET scan — even though weeks have passed by, Ken and I are STILL praising the Lord that the scan was all clear! Yes, I still must take daily medication to prevent the recurrence of any cancer, but for now,…

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Joni and Friends Goes Global!

July 21, 2011 | Comments Off on Joni and Friends Goes Global!
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Our teams are here, there and everywhere around the world this week, giving the love of Christ to people with disabilities! We just completed an outreach in Mali, West Africa, as well as international Family Retreats in Romania, China and Ukraine – after our Ukrainian outreach, Joni and Friends team members flew straight to Uganda where…

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We Need Your Help!

July 19, 2011 | Comments Off on We Need Your Help!
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Our southern Oregon Family Retreat scheduled for August 15-19 is in serious need of additional volunteers (short term missionaries). We have 35 volunteers signed up, “but we really need about 75,” says Brent Olstad, director of our southern Oregon Family Retreat. Please pray about coming and serving these special needs families; sign up today! And one more thing……

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A Gift of Art…for our International Disability Center

July 18, 2011 | Comments Off on A Gift of Art…for our International Disability Center
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Our good friend Hyatt Moore came to the IDC last week to present to us his beautiful new oil painting – those outstretched hands reaching to heaven say at all! The Christian Institute on Disability team asked Hyatt to create a painting which would be fitting for the cover of our new Beyond Suffering curriculum.…

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Wheels for a Kid’s World!

July 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Wheels for a Kid’s World!
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Can you guess where the country of Uganda is? If you guessed Africa, you get an A+… why not dig out a world map and locate it! Our Wheels for the World team is packin’ up and heading out to Uganda this week loaded down with wheelchairs, lots of Bibles and stuff for disabled kids. Hey, join…

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Turn Your Radio on ♫

July 18, 2011 | Comments Off on Turn Your Radio on ♫
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Thanks for praying me through that wonderful trip to Fort Worth Texas – we felt safe and protected by God every step of the way (and energized, too). And now, early Monday morning Ken and I are about to head into the radio recording studio to record the next issue of “Joni and Friends” radio…

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